Last updated: November 22, 2019

    A good fellow and bassist has called to ask if I will help his soon-to-be-widow in selling his instruments, his illness having brought him close to the brink, so a 3/4-size bass and a couple of electric upright basses and various other articles will at some point be showing up here. He says he's going to move up to a blues band in heaven, so that's cool anyway.

Repairs have been piling up on me again. Yet another Vancouver luthier's shop has closed, leaving more musicians wondering where to go to have work done. I'll try to help as much as I can, but need to get this new bass done. Really. It's just taken far too long, and for all my 'digging' I can't seem to find the bottom of the pile of broken instruments. Perhaps I ought to become (more) grumpy? No, not likely. I'll just have to figure out how to say 'no' more often without doing too much harm... Having just turned 58, it seems rather too easy to imagine myself saying much the same at 68 or 78, and that's no good at all, no way to get at least a handful of instruments made.
Gerard and son Haru, checking strength of restored Bohemian bass belly My shop is also my home,
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